Candace Cameron Bure in the 17th Aurora Teagarden movie, Honeymoon, Honeymurder.

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Candace Cameron Bure and Marilu Henner promote the latest film in the Aurora Teagarden mystery series

Candace Cameron Bure and Marilu Henner answered questions and traded jokes during a Facebook Live event to promote the latest film in the Aurora Teagarden mystery series, Honeymoon, Honeymurder, which will air on Sunday, August 22 at 9/8c.

Although this is the 17th movie in the series, viewers can still expect to find out things about Aurora (played by Bure) and her indomitable mother, Aida (played by Henner).

“I love that the viewer is getting a taste of or just getting more background as to who Aurora and Aida are and their family dynamic,” Bure said. “That’s a really big thing 17 movies in that we’re finally getting to learn about.”

In the film, Aurora and her new husband, Nick (played by Niall Matter), go on a pre-honeymoon trip and discover a dead body. Consequently, he newlyweds begin investigating and soon find themselves in danger, which leads to some action-packed scenes.

“There are a lot of thrilling moments,” Bure said.

Change of scenery

Another element that keeps the story line fresh is a new location, Bure said. Most of the Aurora Teagarden films take place in the small town of Lawrenceton, Washington. In Honeymoon, Honeymurder, Nick and Aurora go to stay in a friend’s cabin in the woods. Most of the film was made on Victoria Island, off the coast of Vancouver.

“When I saw the location I thought, ‘Damn, I should have gone with her on her honeymoon,’” Henner said.

Having the mother and daughter so far apart in this film allows each of their characters to grow, Henner said.

“It’s a nice role reversal in a way for Aida to be more vulnerable,” Henner said. “You’re starting to see the maturity in your character and the vulnerability in mine.”

For Aurora, the change comes from being married.

“We really feel like a team for the first time,” Bure said.

Marilu Henner in Honeymoon, Honeymurder.
Marilu Henner in Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: Honeymoon, Honeymurder (Image: Crown Media)

Living arrangements

Throughout the interview, Henner and Bure poked fun at themselves for being so close off screen. The stars shared a home while shooting on location in Canada. While in quarantine they went on Instagram Live to play games of Never Have I Ever and answer fan questions.

“I always tell people during nine months of the pandemic I spent more time with Candace than I did with my husband,” Henner said.

Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: Honeymoon, Honeymurder will debut Sunday, August 22 on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries at 9/8c.

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